26 May 2017
Spire Parkway private hospital in Solihull, has just completed a two-year £9 million development programme that has included the opening of a Specialist Care Centre for cancer treatment, a brand new operating theatre, an endoscopy suite, and a new stand-alone new pre-operative assessment unit.
It has also seen the total refurbishment of the hospital’s 39 bedrooms, day-care unit, wards and nursing stations.
The Spire Specialist Care Centre, which was recently awarded the Macmillan Quality Environment Mark, offers systemic anti-cancer therapy (chemotherapy) and supportive treatments with consultants and oncologists now running their clinics from the new centre. A Rapid Access Breast Clinic together with Haemato-Oncology treatments are also part of the service.
The Specialist Care Centre was officially opened last year by the Mayor of Solihull, and the Macmillian Quality Environment Mark was awarded by Black Sabbath rock star, Tony Iommi. There have since been other operational developments as work drew to a close.
The Damson Suite endoscopy unit is a specialist unit for diagnostic tests and investigations such as; bronchoscopy, colonoscopy, flexible cystoscopy, gastroscopy biopsies and much more. It has been designed to the industry standard JAG (Joint Advisory Group) specifications and is already welcoming many patients for investigations and procedures. The hospital is working towards JAG accreditation.
The new OR1 theatre brings together some of the most advanced technology available providing exceptional image management. The state-of-the-art lighting combined with cutting edge cameras and screens offer surgeons exceptional facilities in which to do their surgery.
The hospitals 39 bedrooms have all had a ‘top to toe’ transformation including new bathrooms, beds and televisions.
Hospital Project Manager Steve Goodchild, who has overseen the work from start to finish, said he was delighted with the end results.
“It has been a long road and not without its hurdles,” said Steve, “But it has all been worth it. I realise it has required the need for patience from a lot of our staff, but we have now got the hospital that we wanted and that our patients deserve.”
Hospital Director Tony Yates said: “It has been tremendous to see how the hospital has developed and great to see the new elements working on a daily basis, particularly the Specialist Care Centre and the new stand-alone pre-operative assessment unit which is managed by our experienced pre-op assessment nurses.
“There has been a lot of toil and a little trouble along the way, but we now have a hospital that people at Parkway and at Spire as a whole can be really proud of.”